Posted On April 9, 2010 In Legal Information
Recent big rig truck accidents in Texas demonstrate the dangers these trucks and negligent driver pose to Texas drivers. Last week, on Highway 75, a portion of the northbound lanes narrowed into a single lane. The cars slowed down, but a tractor trailer did not and ended up slamming into one car and then side-swiping another. Due the size and speed of the truck, even after these collisions, it did not slow down. It crossed the median into oncoming traffic before finally coming to a stop in the grass of a travel plaza. Police officers cited the truck driver for failure to control speed.
A week earlier, a truck driver hauling gasoline failed to control his vehicle while making a turn. The 18-wheeler was hauling 7,200 gallons of gasoline. When the driver attempted to turn, the weight of the gasoline shifting was too much for him to handle, and the big rig fell onto its side, spilling about 1,500 gallons into the street. The accident shut down one of Houston’s busiest highways for about nine hours. Lufkin injury lawyers are available to assist you if you or a loved one has been hurt in a big rig trucking accident.
The nature of big truck trucks themselves (their weight, maneuverability, load, etc.) contribute a lot to trucking accidents, but truck drivers also face a lot of stressors on their jobs that can contribute. Some of the factors relating to big rig trucks and truck drivers that contribute to truck accidents include:
Contact a Lufkin injury attorney at Mike Love & Associates, LLC for the guidance and assistance you need to deal with a tractor trailer accident.